Skip to Content

8 Best Rental Home Improvement Ideas on a Budget

Modern, Newly Remodeled Kitchen with Painted Cabinets and New Light FixturesAs a Cambridge rental property owner, you have to keep your rental home in an updated and good condition. But this does not have to cost you a fortune. There are many inexpensive upgrade options for your rental house that you can choose from to improve the overall appearance of the home. Here are eight of the best home improvement ideas that don’t need a ton of time or money to complete.

1. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets.

You can give the kitchen cabinets in your Cambridge rental house a fresh new look instead of replacing them. You can dress them up with a fresh coat of paint instead. Your rental home’s kitchen can have a custom look for just the minimal cost of the paint.

2. Add New Cabinet Hardware.

When it comes to home improvements, even small changes can make a big difference. Add new cabinet handles and drawer pulls to your kitchen fixtures and get an instant room uplift. An instant upgrade that only needs a screwdriver!

3. Add New Light Switch and Outlet Cover Plates.

Broken, yellowed, or missing light switches or outlet plates? That’s an easy fix that has a lot of bang for your buck. Install bright and clean cover plates to get an instant upgrade that significantly improves the overall appearance of your property.

4. Install New Light Fixtures or Bulbs.

Light fixtures are easy and inexpensive to upgrade. Good lighting can make a big difference in the ambiance of your rental house. Simply replace dated or dirty light fixtures, with something new and current. Changing the bulbs can also upgrade existing light fixtures. Matching bulbs in ceiling fans, vanity lights, and other accessories can also instantly improve the look of any room.

5. Replace the Faucets.

Another easy improvement for both the kitchen and bathrooms is to replace old faucets. As time passes, taps can start to look old or stop working efficiently. New faucets cost little and are easy to replace with a few basic tools.

6. Replace the Bathroom Vanity.

Bathroom vanity cabinets are an easy fix for aging bathrooms. Simply upgrade your bathroom cabinets by getting a new vanity. Bathroom vanities are relatively inexpensive and can do a lot to improve the look of any bathroom.

7. Add Trim or Crown Molding.

Installing wall trim is an easy way to add a touch of elegance to your living space. Old baseboards and door trim make a room look dated. Give your rooms an instant update by installing trim in a newer style. If you want to go for a refined look, add chair rail (wall trim) or crown molding to the main living area or bedrooms. Trim is inexpensive, easy to install, and has a big impact.

8. Create a Feature Wall.

Most rental house interiors look a lot alike. Although it’s not a bad thing, you can make your property stand out by adding a feature wall. You could just paint your feature wall in a bold color or install a feature element that looks built-in. Decorating with shelves, valances, or a high plant shelf may also draw the attention of a great new tenant.

When it comes to property improvements, doing a few small projects like that can have a big impact. With some basic tools and inexpensive materials, your rental house can go from drab to fab. It will be a home your tenants will love. Contact us online if you’re looking for a Cambridge property manager for your newly renovated rental.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.

The Neighborly Done Right Promise

The Neighborly Done Right Promise ® delivered by Real Property Management, a proud Neighborly company

When it comes to finding the right property manager for your investment property, you want to know that they stand behind their work and get the job done right – the first time. At Real Property Management we have the expertise, technology, and systems to manage your property the right way. We work hard to optimize your return on investment while preserving your asset and giving you peace of mind. Our highly trained and skilled team works hard so you can be sure your property's management will be Done Right.

Canada excluded. Services performed by independently owned and operated franchises.

See Full Details